Vajpayee had promised the leaders in Kathmandu that India would consider the proposal with an open mind
A joint statement said Vajpayee had reiterated the priority given by the new government to having beneficial bilateral relations with all of India’s neighbours “and more particularly with Nepal with whom there are ties in tradition, culture, religion, history trade and commerce.”
The Vajpayee government constituted a task force which in 2003 submitted a report saying central and state levies should be merged or unified into a Goods and Services Tax (GST), he said at a public rally on the new tax regime.
In March 2011, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee introduced the Constitution (115th Amendment) Bill to pave the way for the introduction of GST. The Bill was referred to the Standing Committee on Finance, then steered by Yashwant Sinha.
The book is titled -‘Yug Purush, Bharat Ratna, Atal Ji’ and it will be officially unveiled soon.
Since 1999, May 11 is commemorated as the National Technology Day to mark India’s scientific prowess and technological advancements.
The just-presented Budget had referred to stock options for IT firms linked to the issue of capital abroad.
The train was flagged off by Union Minister of State for railways Manoj Sinha and union MoS for human resources Ram Shankar Katheria this afternoon.
The BJP — and the Congress — were caught off-guard by Vajpayee’s defeat in 2004.
Vajpayee tirelessly sought to improve relations with Pakistan, despite setbacks.
Vajpayee not only recognised the “unique history” of the Nagas, but also admitted that mistakes had been committed, and lamented the unnecessary spilling of blood in the state.
The recommendation came when many telecom players were bleeding from having paid steep licence fees in the four metros and a few other circles.
Several events from India’s recent history have been recalled in reports on the contents of former RAW chief A S Dulat’s forthcoming book, Kashmir: The Vajpayee Years. The backstories to four of the more significant assertions that Dulat makes.
Sonia was unable to attract allies, cobble together the numbers to form government. Vajpayee’s stint as caretaker prime minister sealed the outcome of the next election.
Mishti Doi (sweet curd), sandesh and other sweets were served at the lunch hosted by Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid for Modi.